Step 3: Enable and configure modulesedit

  1. Identify the modules you need to enable. To see a list of available modules, run:

    metricbeat modules list
  2. From the installation directory, enable one or more modules. If you accept the default configuration without enabling additional modules, Metricbeat collects system metrics only.

    The following command enables the apache and mysql configs in the modules.d directory:

    metricbeat modules enable apache mysql

    See the modules command to learn more about this command. If you are using a Docker image, see Run Metricbeat on Docker.

  3. In the module configs under modules.d, change the module settings to match your environment. See Standard config options for more about available settings.

To test your configuration file, change to the directory where the Metricbeat binary is installed, and run Metricbeat in the foreground with the following options specified: ./metricbeat test config -e. Make sure your config files are in the path expected by Metricbeat (see Directory layout), or use the -c flag to specify the path to the config file.

For more information about configuring Metricbeat, also see: